Sgt. Kaiser of the Billings Police Department kept a watchful eye Wednesday outside of St. Francis Elementary school in Billings. He says the police department has not received any threats of suspicious activity at any area schools but the department wants to reassure all students, faculty and parents the police department is keeping safety protocols in place.

“We want to help kids, parents and anyone working at one of our local schools to have a peace of mind. That’s what we are here for and what we take pride in every day,” Sgt. Kaiser said.

A lone gunman killed 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, some of the victims have begun to be identified.

The Texas school shooting is the second most deadly in American history. The suspect, an 18-year-old student at Uvalde High School is dead, law enforcement said.

Uvalde is about 85 miles west of San Antonio. FBI agents and law enforcement always fear a copy-cat shooter will be triggered. No reports of any activity or threats have been made in Yellowstone County or at any of the local elementary schools as of Wednesday morning.